Quick Refresh of a Remarkably Well Preserved Stanwell Reg’d No. Handmade 48

The Stanwell 48 is described in Bas Steven’s list of Stanwell shapes as a “Freehand, egg-shaped bowl with rounded rim, long saddle mouthpiece, by Sixten Ivarsson.” As with many other Ivarsson designs, this pipe has a certain lightness and understated elegance to it – I rather like the almost pencil-thin shank that flows smoothly into…

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A Rare Find – An Early Ivarsson Pickaxe Stanwell Collectors Piece

I’ve been sitting on this restoration for a while, mainly because it took some time for me to come to grips with the pipe’s pedigree. The pipe in question is a Stanwell Collectors Piece, a special series of pipes issued during the company’s “Regd. No.” era (roughly 1948 – 1970) and apparently quite rare in…

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A Bit of TLC for a Stanwell Brazilia 19

Regular DadsPipes readers will not be surprised by now to find out that the Stanwell Shape 19 is yet another Sixten Ivarsson design, and a classic shape in Stanwell’s catalog. Bas Stevens, in his list of Stanwell shape numbers, characterizes the design rather drily as “Bent, triangular bowl, saddle mouthpiece” – a bland description that…

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